June 5, 2014

Former Saint Peter's Men's Basketball Player And Head Coach Bob Leckie Inducted Into CHSAA Hall Of Fame

JERSEY CITY, N,J. – Former Saint Peter's men's basketball player and head coach Bob Leckie was inducted into the Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame at the 29th annual ceremony and dinner held at the Brynwood Golf and Country Club, Armonk, N.Y., on May 29.

Leckie, a 1969 graduate of Saint Peter's, was a three-year letterwinner for the Peacocks. Playing under the tutelage of Don Kennedy, the Peacocks went 63-17 overall and made three-straight appearances in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), including the legendary run to the 1968 NIT semifinals. The 1968 season was highlighted by a 100-71 win over Duke in the NIT.

Leckie returned to his alma mater as head coach of the men's basketball program from 2000-06. Saint Peter's went 49-40 in his final three seasons, including 17-win campaigns in 2003-04 and 2005-06 while advancing to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) title game in his final campaign. The Peacocks recorded a six-game improvement from his second to third seasons. Leckie coached 12 All-MAAC selections, including three first-team honorees. He mentored MAAC Player of the Year Keydren Clark, two MAAC Rookies of the Year and a MAAC Scholar Athlete of the Year.

He was inducted into the Saint Peter's Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995.

Leckie was also a highly success high school coach at Bishop Loughllin High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Leckie compiled a career record of 241-92 (.724). His 1999-00 team posted a 24-4 mark resulting in the Brooklyn title, the Brooklyn-Queens Diocesan title and the team's advancement to the New York City Catholic High Schools Athletic Association championships semifinals. Leckie's most successful season was in 1991-92, when Bishop Loughlin won the New York City and the New York State Federation titles. Overall, his teams won the Brooklyn title seven times and the Diocese title three times.

Leckie was Brooklyn Coach of the Year 10 times in 13 seasons and New York Catholic Coaches Association (downstate region) six times. He was Tablet Coach the Year three times.

Leckie graduated from Saint Peter's with a degree in business administration.